Washing windows is one of those jobs that takes time and devotion. By choosing the right tools and techniques, the task can go much more quickly, and produce better results.
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Method 1 of 3: Outside windows
1. Gather all of your tools and supplies. Make sure you have all the necessary items at hand, to avoid doing a bad day’s cleaning.
2. Remove sliding windows if necessary to clean. Many (if not all) windows in high-rises can be removed simply by lifting up the sliding section and pulling into the room.
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(I say ‘simply’, however, for a large window, yes, this is probably not a job for a slight individual). You simply cannot clean very much of the exterior surface of a high-rise otherwise.
3. Fill a bucket or dishpan with warm water and add a small amount of the detergent of your choice.
- Lift them out of their tracks and rub them together under a running hose
- Rub them very gently with a rag or window wand.
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- Start on the upper-left side of the window and make an s-shape downwards until you reach the bottom-right corner of the window.
- Start cleaning the window from the upper-left corner and drag the sponge straight down. Use a chamois or a dry rag to remove any excess water from the squeegee and start cleaning the next line until you reach the right side of the window.
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- Don’t forget to dry your squeegee with a chamois or dry rag after each stroke you’ve made. Otherwise, you will have visible lines on the window pane.